Dear everybody looking for a nice place to spend a good time,
I am a 22 year old student from Belgium, and i went to "Les granges Hautes " last June with my older brother and my 2 parents. I am willing to let you know how wonderful our trip was.
First, the host people : a very sweet couple talking French and English fluently. So you will not have any problem having a conversation with them. Always smiling, always there to help you out, to give you the best pieces of advice, and willing to make your trip as good as it could possibly be. They have 3 wonderful kids you might bumb into from time to time, since they share a part of their house. Thus it is a very friendly atmosphere. For instance, we were heading back from a nice little restaurant one night, and they were having a little drink on their private dinning table, outsides. They asked us how the food was, then told us (and they insisted) to go join them. So did we. And what a great time ! The husband went to get a bottle of home made french alcohol, and we talked, us 4 and them, for about 2 or 3 hours ! 2 other guests joined too. We got to have a very interesting conversation, very open, and learn more about the region and the people.
Then,the place : when we first got there, we were speechless! Oh my god ! That was like looking at a postcard. Unbelievable ! A very very wonderful place,seriously! And very typical from the region. Very Frenchy ! We all loved it. They have a HUGE yard, with all kind of flowers, trees and vegetables. The rooms are comfortable, quiet, and well decorated. and last but not least...the swimming pool :D !!! Very beautiful! Big, warm, clean,...just what you need on your vaccation!
As a conclusion, and honeslty, this is a place i highly recommand. Living in Belgium, i have been many times in France, and have spent vaccations in many different places of France. But that one was absolutely perfect. Weather, people, rooms, food,... Im about to download a picture to give you an idea :)
ps : if you want to go there...give them a call soon enough :p
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Halfway between Sarlat and Montignac-Lascaux, this beautiful authentic house (XVIIIth century) is surrounded by a vast park (3 hectares) and has a big salt water swimming pool (14x7m). Our 5 bedrooms, all with southern exposition, each differently decorated, open on to the garden and have an independent entrance and of course private bathrooms (shower or bath and toilets). Breakfasts are served according to the season near the "Cantou" ( traditional fireplace) or in the garden under the orchard: home-made jams, piping hot bread fresh from the oven and a variety of fruit salad or cakes will be proposed to you to start your day. Far from the noise of the city, only the birdsong can wake you in the morning. You may have dinner on the spot on some evenings (on reservation) : We prepare traditional local cooking ..foie gras, duck ( magret or confits) , ceps and cabecou ..." ... more less